HOOVER, Ala. (AP) -- Alex Panteliodis and three Florida relievers combined to shut out the Southeastern Conference's top offense, beating Vanderbilt 5-0 on Sunday for the tournament title.
The Gators (45-16) scattered nine hits and buckled down whenever Vanderbilt (47-10) threatened to claim its first SEC tournament title since 1991 and sixth overall.
It was the first championship game shutout since Vandy's 13-0 win over Auburn in 1980.
Both teams were awarded NCAA regional host sites during the game.
Panteliodis pitched 5 1-3 shutout innings in his first start against an SEC team. The Gators scored two unearned runs early and added two more on a hit batter and walk in the top of the ninth with the bases loaded.
Cody Dent drove in two runs on a sacrifice bunt and a bases-loaded walk.
Tournament MVP Daniel Pigott went 2 for 3 with an RBI.
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